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AVA Hotel Athens
Ranked #2 of 282 Hotels in Athens
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

No wonder this is no 1 on trip advisor!

The staff could not be more welcoming or helpful, the rooms are fantastic (and large by Athens standards) and the location is top-notch. We got a free bottle of bubbly in our room and even had a little balcony.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

I've been through Athens many times over the years, and have not found a hotel until AVA that I would put in my address book to stay at again. Rooms were spacious. Service was attentive. Location was very central. We had rooms facing the back which were quiet and allowed for peaceful sleeping. Breakfast was quite good with options including waffles and omelettes, etc. if desired. Overall, this one's staying in my address book when I go through Athens again!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We have stayed at other hotels ranked Number 1 on TripAdvisor and have been disappointed but not this one. It's a short walk from the Acropolis Metro stop to the hotel. Most tourist attractions in the area have a relatively flat or little slope walk from this hotel compared to other areas like by the Roman Agora.

We had an executive room which was a nice size with a separate bedroom (medium-hard mattress). They put a separate bed for the child in the living room thus saving us from the dreadfully uncomfortable sleeper sofa. It was very clean. Honest. One of my biggest pet peeves is dirty carpets where your feet turn black walking from the shower to the bed, but not here.

The small balcony really does have Hadrian's Arch down and the Acropolis up the street. The kitchen area has basic kitchen stuff (plates, cutlery, cups, etc.) small hob/stove but no microwave, refrigerator and a sink. The bathroom has a round recessed light (kid favourite), robes and slippers. The fresh orange juice and waffles were a big hit for my kid who would live off of pain au chocolats (chocolate filled croissants) if I would allow it.

My two little misses on this hotel is: no microwave and the noise from the Plaka on Saturday night can be substantial until around 11:00. The other nights were pretty quiet.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

AVA Hotel offered a great experience. We chose the hotel through TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The staff is extremely helpful and made every effort to ensure our stay was everything a traveler could desire. The location is ideal for seeing Athens--within easy walking distance of the Acropolis, Parthenon, Museums, Socrates' Prison, great restaurants and many other sites. The staff gave us tips on when to visit each attraction and directions on how to find great restaurants that were not overcrowded with tourists. On our next visit to Greece (and we will most definitely return) we will certainly stay in this fine hotel. By the way, the morning breakfast is much better and more inclusive than most hotel breakfasts. They even had complimentary "International Herald Tribune" newspapers for those news starved Americans who miss the NYT and the Washington Post!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

This hotel is awesome. It's in such a good location to everything without feeling too mainstream.

Our room was spacious and really clean with a pretty big kitchen. Not that we used that as the food was so good everywhere and so cheap!

The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful with any questions we had.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about AVA Hotel Athens

Address: 9 - 11 Lyssikratous Street | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#2 Family Hotel in Athens
#2 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#2 Green Hotel in Athens
#9 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range: €128 - €293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVA Hotel Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AVA is a boutique Hotel situated at Plaka in the middle of the Historical Centre, at the foot of the Acropolis, on a quiet street. Surrounded by the worlds most renown monuments of Greek Civilization: Parthenon, Zeus Temple, Hadrian Arch, Agora etc. AVA offers spacious Suites & Apartments with all the amenities and comfort of an upscale Hotel, plus the exclusiveness and privacy of one's own home. AVA is a non smoking hotel. ... more   less 
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